January 19, 2011

A “hook” for getting into a big law firm — part two

Recently, someone raised a question dealing with non-traditional paths to a big law firm on Abovethelaw. This question is related to LegalJob’s first post concerning a “hook” for getting into a big law firm.
January 23, 2011

Effective networking — begin with the end in mind

LegalJob met with a first year law student this week to brainstorm about possible job opportunities for the summer.
January 27, 2011

Effective resumes

LegalJob recently read this post on the Law Street Journal site concerning tips for strong resumes.
January 27, 2011

Crush your law firm interview

Someone e-mailed this question for mailbag Monday. Q: What’s the number one thing you want to get across in an interview?
January 30, 2011

Specialize, specialize, specialize

For a good article about the benefits of developing a niche, LegalJob recommends this one on lawyerist.com titled Niche Practice Could Help Recent Law Grads Win a “Losing Game.”
February 5, 2011

Non-partnership track

A quick post about alternative tracks at big law firms. In the current environment, law firms are offering associates what sounds like a great deal to some people.
February 5, 2011

Crush your law firm interview — part two

LegalJob received a follow-up question on this topic in the Monday Mailbag series. That last post on interviewing was very helpful. Should I make a list of talking points and memorize them for my interview?
February 7, 2011

Face time at the big firm

LegalJob received this question which was answered in today’s Monday Mailbag series. Q: How important is face time at the big firm?
February 13, 2011

Specialize, specialize, specialize — part two

Another great reason to specialize (say in bankruptcy or private-equity) is found in this week’s WSJ article (linked here) about pay gaps widening at big firms.
February 15, 2011

Be responsive with e-mails

LegalJob received a question on this topic and this answer was posted in the Monday Mailbag series. Q: You talk about how important it is to be responsive on e-mail.
February 19, 2011

LegalJob featured on Lawyerist.com

LegalJob recently wrote an article containing suggestions for effective follow-up after an interview or any type of meeting with a useful contact
February 21, 2011

What do I do after my interview

Repetition probably cannot hurt when providing free advice. What do I do after my interview. Below is this week’s Monday Mailbag question concerning follow-up along with LegalJob’s response.